Wilfred Adams

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Wilfred Adams
Personal information
Full name Wilfred Adams
Nickname Wilf
Born April→June 1934
Pontefract district, England
Died circa 2001 (aged 66–67)
Playing information
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 20 st 0 lb (127.0 kg; 280.0 lb)
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
<1951–51 Streethouse Intermediates
1951–60 Wakefield Trinity 67 6 0 0 18
Total 67 6 0 0 18

Wilfred "Wilf" Adams (birth registered April→June 1934[1] — circa 2001) born in Pontefract district, was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s, and 1960s, playing at club level for Streethouse Intermediates, and Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 609), as a prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums, he died circa-2001 in his sleep while at home in Wakefield.

Playing career[edit]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Wilf Adams played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Wakefield Trinity's 20-14 defeat by Leeds in the 1958 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1958–59 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 18 October 1958.

Contemporaneous Article Extract[edit]

"Wilf Adams - Blind-side prop: Could be the choice to step into the injured Malcolm Sampson's role at No. 10. Signed from Streethouse Intermediates 1951. Regular choice during '53/4 and '58/9 seasons, but had only made six senior appearances (this season) when Trinity recalled him for the last league match ten days ago after successful work in the Reserves" [2]

Genalogical information[edit]

Wilf Adams' marriage to June (née Smith) was registered during April→June 1955 in Pontefract district.[3]


  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Lindley, John (7 May 1960). Wakefield Trinity RLFC Official Programme: Hull. John Lindley Son & Co Ltd. ISBN n/a
  3. ^ "Marriage details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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